Misconception

Hijacked The axiom “My brother’s keeper,” has been hijacked and employed for generations to establish a responsibility for the social welfare of fellow sojourners in life.  The Biblical truth that has brought this axiom into the secular understanding has a different connotation. Cain was dissatisfied with God and angry at his brother and these two…

The Decline in America’s Church

Americans Giving up on God The take-away headline in the latest Pew Research Center poll on America’s views on religion is, “Americans giving up on God, miracles.” Two of the interesting results of this poll are, “Half of Americans who have left their church no longer believe in God” and they join the “nearly one-quarter…

Looking in all the Wrong Places

A Minute to Reflect It is our nature to look for the extraordinary bigger than life experiences to validate that God is real. God does do extraordinary things to reveal Himself to His creation but it is the exception not the normal. Sometimes God will manifest Himself in miracles but we can see God’s presence in everyday events…

Are you Worrying or Planning? 

A verse from the song ‘Trouble’ by Ray LaMontagne states,   “Worry, Worry, worry, worry, worry  Worry just will not seem to leave  My mind alone”  Worry is defined by Webster’s dictionary as, “to think about problems or fears : to feel or show fear and concern because you think that something bad has happened or could happen.”  Planning is defined…

Am I My Brother’s Keeper?

Others That Are In Distress How is a follower of Christ to address the physical and spiritual needs of others that are in distress? The issue of poverty often is a divisive subject in the Lord’s Church. Responding to this issue, many Church groups have established a budget for the purpose of helping the “less…

Telling the Truth

Truth Never Changes Truth is the only hope people have in establishing and keeping a constant and stable environment.  Truth never changes- what is true yesterday will be true today and will hold its value as truth tomorrow. Humanity, for the most part, is not truthful. When one is required to tell the truth in…

Darkness and Despair

Can a person who commits murder go to heaven? The bible is clear about this issue. David, King of Israel, solicited the murder of Uriah, the husband of Bathsheba, and was exposed in his crime by Nathan the prophet. The repentance of King David has been preserved for all to observe in the fifty-first book…

Are You A Good Person?

Wretched man that I am! "For we know that the law is spiritual, but I am of the flesh, sold under sin. For I do not understand my own actions. For I do not do what I want, but I do the very thing I hate. Now if I do what I do not want,…

The Priesthood of the Believer

The priesthood of the believers sets a believer free! The concept of the priesthood of believers is basic Christian doctrine that has been high-jacked by religion. Followers of Jesus should claim, defend and treasure the biblical doctrine of the priesthood of the believers. The priesthood of the believers sets a believer free from the control…

Showers of Blessings!

Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ: According as he hath chosen us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before him in love: Having predestinated us unto the…

Can the Next Election Reverse the Course America Has Taken?

The political events of the past few months have caused many believers to engage in conversations about their concern for the future of America. The focus of many of these conversations is the hope that the right political party or politician will change the social and moral direction of our nation. We have seen the…

What Do You Eat for Breakfast?

Bacon? To change the direction of a train is not that difficult; all that is necessary is to introduce a new set of tracks that consists of a pair of linked tapering rails, known as point blades. These point blades are moved laterally into the course of the train having a thin edge that leads the…

Should you be Baptized?

Should Baptism be Confusing? Undoubtedly no issue has contributed to more confusion, contention, and divisions in Christendom than baptism. Baptism holds different values in Soteriology in different church groups: Some churches teach baptism is a sacrament (a means to the end of grace by which divine life is dispensed) and babies are subject to this…

The Mind of a Child

The Apostle Paul when he instructed the Corinth Church in the importance of the practice of Christian love, made this comment about his understanding to Christian maturity: “When I was a child, I spake as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child: but when I became a man, I put…